St. Michael Catholic Church

Christian Connection

St. Michael provides assistance to parishioners and the greater community through financial help, counseling services, educational preparation programs and more.

Christian Connection is one of the social ministry outreach programs of St. Michael Catholic Church helping our parishioners and individuals living in the cities of Bedford and Euless.  Funded by contributions from our parishioners, Christian Connection provides temporary, emergency assistance for rent, utilities, minor miscellaneous expense and minor car repair. Pharmacy, gas and food vouchers are available.  Assistance is limited to twice in a twelve month period of time. 

Please call 817.510.2741 to make an appointment.


Unemployment benefits

To apply for unemployment benefits, you can go to Texas Workforce website (TWC), www.twc.texas.gov.  It might be better to apply during off hours to get onto the site with little issue. $600/week unemployment benefits is a needed relief for everyone.  See article below from NBC News.

Coronavirus unemployment benefits.  Here's who qualifies and how much they get.


Guidelines on how to get your Stimulus checks quickly

  1. You have to file your taxes every year (whether you made an income or not). If you have not, now is time to do it. 
  2. Distributions would come via IRS, which would use 2019 tax payer forms to determine how much a person's check would be. If 2019 has not been filed, IRS would then use the 2018 forms.

These steps are important for low income Americans who don't typically file for taxes. People receiving nontaxable income and those receiving Social Security benefits will still get the checks. 

Yearly income of $75,000 or less will receive checks for $1,200 with an additional $500 per child.  Payments will decrease for individuals making more than $75,000 with an income cap of $99,000. The time frame for this check to arrive is 3 weeks but will take longer during this time frame for those who are planning to receive paper checks. Taxpayers who signed up for direct deposit will get it faster. 

Click the articles below for more information.

Stimulus checks are coming — here's how to make sure you get yours quickly

WHERE TO FIND FINANCIAL HELP BEFORE STIMULUS CHECKS DEPOSIT


Are you Stressed?

Remember stress is a normal emotional reaction when things in your life are uncertain.  Structure and order regulate our lives and our emotions.  When we have order, our stress is reduced. 

Do your best to maintain structure and order. Do something life affirming and forward looking. Remember your family/social connections, as well as your spiritual connections. If you cannot be with your family, call them, email them.  Call your friends, ask them how they are doing.

Attend Mass online via YouTube or Facebook.  Your grandchildren can help.

Remember we are all part of a greater plan.  Everything is going to be alright.  God is with us.


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Questions and Answers

Help fund our Mission!

HOW YOU CAN HELP – Pass the Word and Lend a Hand, information updated weekly.

  • During this time of dealing with the Coronavirus, we can be helpful to the agencies supplying people with the basics.
  • Tell your neighbors about the help available in our area
  • Donate funds for supplies to the organizations listed below. (If you are donating, please take your supplies to their office).
  • If you are available to help, please call the agencies or check the website for their most current needs.
  • If you have questions, please call Christian Connection 817-510-2734 for assistance.

Update 04/01/20

NEED – East                               817-280-0286            

424 Bedford Euless Road             M-F 10-2:30
Hurst, TX 76053

Distribution:   TXU funds, groceries every 3-4 weeks

Current needs:  Donations of funds and non-perishable supplies (hygiene items, canned fruit or single serving, soup, mac and cheese, cornbread mix, bar soap, canned veggies, mac and cheese, jello or individual servings of jello or pudding, oatmeal, cooking oil)

Mission Central                           817-595-0011           [email protected]

740 E. Pipeline Rd                        Tu-Fri 12:30-2:00
Hurst, TX 76053

Distribution:  Mission Central Library closed, Mission Central Resale closed, food and home supplies are being given out

Current needs:  Donations of funds, bar soap, shelf stable powdered milk – tetra pak, cereal, toothpaste, volunteers to help and/or deliver food

The Awareness Project           817-952-7079          www.dapperinc.store

209 Bedford Road, #145            Tu-Sat 2-6             
Bedford, TX 76022

Distribution:  preparing meals and feeding the homeless (They come to The Project to pickup food Tu-Fri 2-6)  and Pay-As-You-Can and Pay-It-Forward (Call in orders for the public to pickup and pay with an opportunity to make a donation – Pay it Forward)

Current need:  Donations of funds, donations of non-perishable foods and home supplies.  If you want to volunteer, call the office and find out how you can help. 

6 Stones                                          817-686-1004                     [email protected]

209 N. Industrial                               www.6stones.org
Euless, TX 76039

Hope Center:  M 10-1, Tu 3-6, W 10-1, Sat 8-12 (Do not call, just drive up)

Distribution:   Food and household supplies, baby food, diapers , employment information

Currently Needed: Financial donations, donations of non-perishable goods and household supplies.

IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CALL FIRST 817-868-1104 TO GET ON THE SCHEDULE TO VOLUNTEER

Catholic Charities                    817-534-0814                 www.ccdofw.org

249 W. Thornhill Drive               M-F 8-12
Fort Worth, TX  76115

Distribution:  Utility funds for TXU, Reliant, and Atmos bills.  Other programs open include Hope Center, Immigration, Transportation, Dental, Donations and Volunteers

Current Needs:  Financial donations

Tarrant County Dept of Human Svcs  817-531-5620      www.access.tarrantcounty.com          

1200 Circle Drive, #210  M-F 8:00 3:30
Fort Worth, TX   76196

Distribution:  Rent and utility bills, must file for food stamps first

Current needs:  none

Applying for Food Stamps

Call Ida Rivera 682-465-5670 for appt to make application


Other Resources for Assistance

If you need food, the following places are available:  (call before you go, especially if you are quarantined)                               

Community Enrichment Center 817-281-1164 6250 NE Loop 820  M, Fri 09:00-1:00/Thurs 5:30-7:30
NEED-East * 817-280-0286  424 Bedford Euless    M-F 10-3pm  HEB    Th-Food Stamp Rep
NEED-West    817-759-1506 5028 Broadway M-F 10-2:45  NETC
Mission Central *    817-595-0011 740 E. Pipeline Rd.   Tu-F 10-4, Sat 10-1; HEB
W.I.C.      817-321-5400   417 W. Euless, #200 Preg/Birth-5 yr. Immunizations/Post Partum
First United Meth Hurst 817-282-7384 521 W. Pipeline  2nd Friday 9am - 11, Mobile Food Pantry  TC
Joseph Store House 817-281-7050 4605 Denton Hwy, HC All low income - Tues-Sat 10-7pm
TX Dept. Human Services 817-446-5400  7450 John T.White Rd.   M-F 8-5pm Food Stamps-Medicaid
Meals on Wheels 817-336-0912   homebound and unable to prepare food-Tarrant Co.
Metroport Meals on Wheels 817-491-1141   unable to prepare meals, NETC, any age
Trinity Baptist 817-283-1750 920 Central Drive-Bedford  Sat 9-11, Call first, Food Bank
NICA  817-626-1102 1600 Circle Park Tues  Fri 9:00-3:30; Sat 9:30-1pm NWTC

*specifically for the HEB area    

HEB Transit – If you are under the age of 55 and need transportation Monday through Friday to get to work, you may obtain HEB Transit passes through Christian Connection.  Please call 817.510.2741 or stop by our office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon for more information.

Catholic Charities also provides financial assistance through long-term case management.  A caseworker is available on-site.  To make an appointment, please call 817.921.5381.

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